As usual you did not read my comment entirely. After the first heartfelt congratulation between the two Michael came again a second time - at which time Seb looked irritated and went to his car instead to rodeo it.
Of course Michael did not grab the limelight in '10 or '11, I never said that. But Michael did after his dismal 2012, after gifting Seb the 6th place - after "symbolically passing the baton", as it was touted. One last chance for Michael to be in the limelight that he craved so much - albeit not by his own merit.
Sadly this is the most enduring image of Michael in 2012. You see it posted in many articles, German, English and American media alike, time and again.
You write it as if it's some official fact of the year
The most enduing image or moment in the year in my opinion was when Michael got fastest time at Monaco 2012. And he was fast in 2011 and 2010 also. The car was at that stage good enough for the times but not reliability, the pole was world class, and we saw potenitally the season and the sport was robbed of. Michael gave the season highlights good and bad in a unreliable at times fast car midway then slow reliablle car towards the end, operating at a age which remains to be seen if any of the current grid has his longivity.
If you could put forward a case where other drivers could of shined in the mercedes car better somehow then Schumacher and Rosberg, then you'll be on to something. Goodluck.
Edited by SeanValen, 08 December 2012 - 15:50.